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Author Topic: color wrist bands for score keepers inside  (Read 15202 times)

Offline DeCapitator

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Re: color wrist bands for score keepers inside
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2010, 12:40:07 am »
As long as your scorekeeper is aware that thumbs up is not one point and thumbs down is not take a point off, then it should not be a problem....  thumbs up is a agreement between jam ref and scorekeeper.. thumbs down from scorekeeper is telling the jam ref .. look u missed a nott point..........

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Re: color wrist bands for score keepers inside
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2011, 02:45:05 pm »
I have recently started in a league that does use the coloured wrist bands. They had in the NSO box just some material that got tied onto the wrist.  I have since made some hair scrunchies in the various team colours (got nice bright material) and we used them in the last Bout. The Jammer ref's had no problems with them slipping or sliding, and it was much easier for everyone to swap at half time. Also being scrunchies they stand out alot more that fabric tied direct to your wrist

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Re: color wrist bands for score keepers inside
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2011, 02:57:37 pm »
I went to Hobby Lobby and bought one of each solid color bandana and carry them with me at every bout. They were like $1 each. Thinking about going back and getting another whole set for the scorekeepers to wear as well. If the scrunchies are cheaper, they would definitely work as well. Might have to see if they have the scrunchies there as well.
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Re: color wrist bands for score keepers inside
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2011, 05:50:37 am »
Meeting my scorekeeper before the bout and keeping that scorekeeper for the entire bout has always worked well. I've never had an issue spotting exactly who my scorekeeper was, except for if they had their head down, not paying attention.

Ditto.  The person I usually have trouble spotting/remembering -- and who I wish would wear an enormous fedora of the appropriate color -- is the Penalty Tracker for my team (when there are two).  Since my Scorekeeper usually has nothing to do but watch out for my points, there's never an issue of finding them.  But the penalty tracker is almost never looking at me when I need them to be ... which, as a jamref, is usually between jams, or on those rare moments during a jam when I need to get or give info directly to them.  Finding them immediately and without confusion would be a good thing.

But the growing practice of having only one PT is obviating this...

Word to this.
When it comes to home league bouts I generally have no problem identifying my penalty tracker as jammer ref because I actually know the people- "Oh so and so who I have known for a long time is my penalty tracker, I will always check with him/her". But when I travel and there is no color identity and my penalty tracker doesn't help me with minors in between jams(even when I politely ask/remind) it's tough.

Another alternative to arm bands, sashes, and bandannas(all are great!) is simple electric tape. We have an awesome penalty tracker here that uses cheap colored electrical tape. He puts a simple line across his chest, back, and wraps the tape below his knuckle on the fingers of one hand. It's simple and easy. Even if I don't recognize him as my penalty tracker, I see two "red" fingers and instantly know as the red team's jammer ref that my jammer has two minors as I trust my penalty trackers.

It's also useful as an ipr and opr in between jams when I can skate to the center to report a penalty that happened at the end of a jam and instead of yelling "WHITE 40 ELBOW" to all of the staff in the center, I can find the white penalty tracker in an instant and only direct it at him/her


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